Skip to main content


The Mississippi Board of Contractors

The Mississippi State Board of Public Contractors is the contractor licensing authority for the state and is comprised of ten members appointed to staggered terms by the Governor. The Board members select the Executive Secretary for the agency and are responsible for setting policy for the licensing standards. The Board consists of the following: two road contractors, two building contractors, two residential builders, one electrical contractor, one plumbing or heat & air conditioner contractor, one water and sewer contractor, and one roofing contractor. There is also a five member residential standing committee. The MSBOC protects consumers by licensing and regulating Mississippi's construction industry. There are more than 12,000 licensed contractors in the state, with multiple licensing classifications. In addition to educating consumers about contractors and construction law, MSBOC activities include administering examinations to test prospective licensees, issuing licenses, investigating complaints against licensed and unlicensed contractors, issuing citations, suspending or revoking licenses, and seeking administrative, criminal, and civil sanctions against violators. In FY 2007/08 MSBOC assessed more than $250,000.00 in construction fines. The MSBOC Statewide Investigative Team works to eliminate unlicensed contractors working in Mississippi. Targeted operations are conducted weekly around the state. On this Web site you can find educational materials about hiring contractors and the construction process. You can also check the status of a contractor's license, find other important Contractors License Law information and file a complaint.


Agency Address:

2679 Crane Ridge Drive, Suite C
Jackson, MS 39216